October 2014 HCD News Clips

Oct. 31, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD REPORTS HOMELESSNESS IN U.S. CONTINUES TO DECLINE

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-135

FOR CITIES SEEKING ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION, HUD ANNOUNCESAPPLICATION PERIOD TO JOIN NATIONAL RESOURCE NETWORK

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-136

Non-National News

Va.: McAuliffe signs order to curb homelessness

http://hamptonroads.com/2014/10/mcauliffe-signs-order-curb-homelessness

Mass.: Chelmsford readies housing for veterans

 http://chelmsford.wickedlocal.com/article/20141030/NEWS/141039600/12448/LIFESTYLE

New Orleans, La.: HANO to redevelop 200 vacant properties into mixed-income communities

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/10/hano_to_redevelop_200_vacant_p.html

Franklin, Tenn.: Franklin Housing Authority moves forward with apartments

http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/williamson/franklin/2014/10/30/franklin-housing-authority-moves-forward-apartments/18201277/

New York, N.Y.: Homelessness Rose in New York

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/31/nyregion/homelessness-rose-in-new-york.html?_r=0

Baltimore, Md.: Why should we have to pay for others' irresponsibility? (Op. Ed.)

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-housing-20141030-story.html

Los Angeles, Calif.: New Head Named for Homeless Support Agency

http://www.ladowntownnews.com/news/new-head-named-for-homeless-support-agency/article_fa7508a4-6088-11e4-a112-7fea42d90968.html

Austin, Texas: City gets more than 19,000 applications for housing assistance

http://kxan.com/2014/10/31/city-gets-more-than-19000-applications-for-housing-assistance/

Detroit, Mich.: State, HUD dispute Michigan homeless numbers

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2014/10/30/michigan-homelessness-spikes-reversing-trend/18189819/

Beaverton, Ore.: Beaverton city leaders, U.S. Rep. Suzanne Bonamici break ground for affordable housing project

http://www.oregonlive.com/beaverton/index.ssf/2014/10/beaverton_city_leaders_congres.html

Oct. 30, 2014

Oct. 29, 2014

Video of the Week

The stories Behind the Warren Housing Authority

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mmj2S0zD67g&feature=youtu.be

Inside Boulder News – Zero Waste Outreach Success

http://vimeo.com/109974883

World News

Affordable housing should be “at the centre of cities”: Joan Clos

http://unhabitat.org/affordable-housing-should-be-at-the-centre-of-cities-joan-clos/

Canada: Nova Scotia to spend $52 million to cut affordable housing backlog

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1247030-nova-scotia-to-spend-52-million-to-cut-affordable-housing-backlog

Canada: $46 per Canadian a year could drastically reduce homelessness: report
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/46-per-canadian-a-year-could-drastically-reduce-homelessness-report-1.2076556

Japan: Down and out in upscale Japan

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2014/10/down-out-upscale-japan-20141026510150823.html

Non-National News

Anniston, Ala.: Anniston Housing Authority event celebrates unity

http://www.annistonstar.com/news/article_9c9d7df4-5f31-11e4-b06b-db581e4fd8bc.html

Flagstaff, Ariz.: Voucher programs for panhandlers aim for ‘real change, not spare change’

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/24/homeless-vouchersarizona.html

Cleveland, Ohio: HUD Secretary Julian Castro says "Cleveland gets it" about the need for preschool (Video)

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2014/10/hud_secretary_julian_castro_says_cleveland_gets_it_about_the_need_for_preschool_video.html

Palo Alto, Calif.: Palo Alto, developer resolve dispute over affordable housing requirement

http://www.mercurynews.com/my-town/ci_26820273/palo-alto-developer-resolve-dispute-over-affordable-housing

Sacramento, Calif.: Here’s a solution for homelessness that works (Op. Ed.)

http://www.sacbee.com/opinion/op-ed/soapbox/article3421894.html

Washington, D.C.: Initiative to revitalize Barry Farm is little more than an urban dispersal plan

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/2014/10/28/a5641e80-5ec7-11e4-91f7-5d89b5e8c251_story.html

New Orleans, La.: HANO board two seats short as ethical questions raised, lawsuit filed

http://www.nola.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/10/hano_board_two_seats_short_as.html

New York, N.Y.: Free Broadband for Public Housing in New York Sought as Condition in Comcast Deal

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/29/nyregion/free-broadband-for-public-housing-in-new-york-sought-as-condition-in-comcast-deal.html

Oct. 28, 2014

National News

Crossroads: The Intersection of Housing and Education Policy

http://datatools.urban.org/features/crossroads-housing-education-policy/

Should Obamacare Help Pay for Housing?

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/10/should-obamacare-help-pay-for-housing/381885/

Homeownership rate slips again in third quarter

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-homeownership-rate-slips-20141028-story.html

Non-National News

Taylor, Mich.: Feds Kill Funds for ‘Most Successful’ Senior Housing Program

http://newamericamedia.org/2014/10/feds-kill-funds-for-most-successful-senior-housing-program.php

Amherst, Mass.: Affordable Housing Grant Announced in Amherst

http://www.wggb.com/2014/10/23/affordable-housing-grant-announced-in-amherst/

Section 8 waiting list flooded with 45,000 applications

http://www.indystar.com/story/money/2014/10/24/section-waiting-list-flooded-applications/17853629/

Marin County, Calif.: Marin voucher recipients struggle to find housing

http://www.marinij.com/marinnews/ci_26803733/marin-voucher-recipients-struggle-find-housing

Corpus Christi, Texas: Funds could diversify affordable housing options

http://www.caller.com/news/building-our-future/growth/funds-could-diversify-affordable-housing-options_94477803

Chicago, Ill.: CHA enacts $13 minimum wage, opens all wait lists

http://breakingnews.suntimes.com/chicago/cha-enacts-13-minimum-wage-opens-all-wait-lists/

Rome, Ga.: Publix purchases entire Charles Hight Square shopping center for $21 million

http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/business/publix-purchases-entire-charles-hight-square-shopping-center-for-million/article_30e738fc-5ad6-11e4-8167-0017a43b2370.html

Minn.: State gives $162M boost to affordable housing

http://finance-commerce.com/2014/10/state-gives-162m-boost-to-affordable-housing/

Asheville, N.C.: New Asheville green jobs training site to be dedicated

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/10/26/new-asheville-green-jobs-training-site-dedicated/17958037/

New York, N.Y.: City Looks at Life Beyond Housing

http://online.wsj.com/articles/city-looks-at-life-beyond-housing-1414457909

Washington, D.C.: D.C. has allowed dozens of affordable-housing loans to languish in default

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-has-allowed-dozens-of-affordable-housing-loans-to-wallow-in-default/2014/10/25/a3956d86-4f1b-11e4-aa5e-7153e466a02d_story.html

Nev.: Nevada Housing Division issues tax credits to 10 apartment projects

http://www.reviewjournal.com/real-estate/nevada-housing-division-issues-tax-credits-10-apartment-projects

Oct. 23, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Julián Castro: Affordable housing needs new approach

http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/10/23/affordable-housing-partnership-above-partisanship-column/17735531/

HUD to Louisiana: Pay back $522M in grants where no proof homes raised

http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/aad1f2dc26404ab587fcaa80f130470e/LA--Road-Home-Elevation-Grants

Change Is In the Air: An Action Guide for Establishing Smoke-Free Public Housing and Multifamily Properties

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/documents/huddoc?id=SMOKEFREEACTIONGUIDE.PDF

National News

Report: 21 US cities restrict sharing food with homeless people

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/20/cities-restrict-sharingfoodwithhomelesspeople.html

What If We Had Measured Poverty Differently for the Past 50 Years?

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2014/10/what-if-we-had-measured-poverty-differently-for-the-past-50-years/381566/

Non-National News

N.A.: HUD’s Castro and Sen. Heitkamp visit Indian Country

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/31813-huds-castro-and-sen-heitkamp-visit-indian-country

N.D.: Citing oil boom, HUD raises limits for housing vouchers in western N.D.

http://www.prairiebizmag.com/event/article/id/21371/

Memphis, Tenn.: 86 percent of inspected Memphis housing units fail quality requirements

http://www.wmcactionnews5.com/story/26834434/86-percent-of-inspected-memphis-housing-units-fail-quality-requirements

Pine Ridge, S.D.: HUD secretary to visit South Dakota on Tuesday on first trip to Indian Country

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/f7bc510b9c6f47b8922da9aa27e4e4db/SD--HUD-Head/

Spokane, Wash.: Ridpath project cost comes down, poses less risk thanks to funding switch

http://www.inlander.com/Bloglander/archives/2014/10/20/ridpath-project-cost-comes-down-poses-less-risk-thanks-to-funding-switch

Michigan City, Ind.: MC receives $616K HUD grant

http://www.thenewsdispatch.com/news/article_0ffc9e18-5953-11e4-ad41-9bbae524ec6a.html

Charlotte, N.C.: Charlotte’s Section 8 housing wait list triples to all-time high

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/10/19/5251688/charlottes-section-8-wait-list.html#.VEf6RvldVUg

Indianapolis, Ind.: Indianapolis opens up Section 8 waiting list this week

http://www.wthr.com/story/26830019/2014/10/20/indianapolis-opens-up-section-8-waiting-list-this-week

Edwardsville, Ill.: County marks 40 years of awarding block grants

http://www.theintelligencer.com/local_news/article_c0042fae-593c-11e4-b958-4fa360a8f207.html

Danville, Ky.: Danville Housing Authority to ponder Section 8, project-based options

http://www.centralkynews.com/amnews/news/local/boyle/danville-housing-authority-to-ponder-section-project-based-options/article_386b3c31-1e58-5bbe-ae62-64f3bf8e6703.html

Worcester, Mass.: Mariano says leaders need to give public housing residents a push

http://www.telegram.com/article/20141022/NEWS/310229865/1116/newsrewind

Texas: Little Help for Those Who Can't Make the Rent

http://www.texastribune.org/2014/10/22/high-demand-expected-austin-section-8-waiting-list/

Denver, Colo.: Rising motel rates along Colfax freezing out Denver's homeless

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_26759865/rising-motel-rates-freeze-out-homeless

Chicago, Ill.: Rahm Touts $23.5 Million Affordable Housing Complex for Homeless Veterans
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/politics/Rahm-Touts-23-million-housing-project-for-homeless-veterans-279584832.html

St. Louis, Mo.: City's last public housing high-rise coming down

http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/2014/10/23/blumeyer-public-housing-high-rise-coming-down/17773527/

Oct. 22, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

TEN FOUNDATIONS RECEIVE HUD/USDA SECRETARIES’ AWARD

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-128

World News

Australia: New partnership delivers first social housing product for Queensland

http://www.perthnow.com.au/realestate/home/new-partnership-delivers-first-social-housing-product-for-queensland/story-fnk6rm4p-1227092744444?nk=09ee0492d4d4c62f0c012eeca8c5f111

India: Government plans to redevelop private housing colonies

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/City/Ahmedabad/Government-plans-to-redevelop-private-housing-colonies/articleshow/44881989.cms

Japan: Empty Homes: A Growing Problem for a Shrinking Nation

http://www.nippon.com/en/currents/d00140/

National News

Housing First: the 'counterintuitive' method for solving urban homelessness

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/oct/20/housing-first-the-counterintuitive-method-for-solving-urban-homelessness

Non-National News

Rockford, Ill.: RHA Residents Learning to Make Natural Products

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/RHA-Residents-Learning-to-Make-Natural-Products-279731462.html

Pleasantville, N.J.: Construction begins on $5.8M low-income housing project in Vineland

http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/construction-begins-on-m-low-income-housing-project-in-vineland/article_6a7d69c0-53e6-11e4-b718-f3d220ca15dd.html

Lafayette, Ind.: The Great Chicago Migration Myth

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2014/10/20/chicago-migration-african-americans/17605671/

Hagerstown, Md.: Grant helps public Hagerstown housing tenants 'move up and move out'

http://www.heraldmailmedia.com/news/local/grant-helps-public-housing-tenants-move-up-and-move-out/article_6878283e-00b2-5c53-bc9e-c817b5de9890.html

Wilmington, N.C.: Brigade Boys and Girls Club brings new program to public housing

http://www.wect.com/story/26786591/brigade-boys-and-girls-club-brings-new-program-to-public-housing

Lihue, Hawaii: Hawaii: Blue skies, sandy beaches and a rising tide of homelessness

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/13/homeless-in-hawaiinewlegislation.html

Charleston, S.C.: Charleston works to protect diversity as peninsula's population changes, and grows

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20141019/PC16/141029991/1177/charleston-works-to-protect-diversity-as-peninsulas-population-changes-and-grows

Washington, D.C.: Is Sheridan Station a sign of change east of the river, or more of the same?

http://greatergreaterwashington.org/post/24420/is-sheridan-station-a-sign-of-change-east-of-the-river-or-more-of-the-same/

Baltimore, Md.: Housing the homeless in Baltimore’s vacants

https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2014/10/20/housing-the-homeless-in-baltimores-vacants/

Washington, D.C.: Two-Year Transportation Plan Includes Dedicated Bus Lanes, Sidewalk Improvements

http://dcist.com/2014/10/two-year_transportation_plan_includ.php

Oct. 21, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

2013 AMERICAN HOUSING SURVEY TAKES DEEP DIVE INTO U.S. HOUSING STOCK

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-129

HUD AWARDS MORE THAN $38 MILLION TO FIGHT HOUSING DISCRIMINATION

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-123

Non-National News

Thomaston, Ga.: Thomaston awarded $500,000 CDBG grant

http://www.thomastontimes.com/news/home_top-news/150061327/Thomaston-awarded-$500000-CDBG-grant

Eden Prairie, Minn.: Eden Prairie seeks added resources for third-largest Somali community in metro

http://www.startribune.com/local/west/278911411.html

Philadelphia, Pa.: In West Phila., Multimedia Arts Project Focuses on Youth Homelessness

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2014/10/11/in-west-phila-multimedia-arts-project-focuses-on-youth-homelessness/

Boston, Mass.: Boston's mayor proposes 1% property tax increase to help build affordable housing

http://www.constructiondive.com/news/bostons-mayor-proposes-1-property-tax-increase-to-help-build-affordable-h/319482/

Cherry Hill, N.J.: Federal mandate reduces homelessness among local vets

http://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/south-jersey/2014/10/11/federal-mandate-reduces-homelessness-among-local-vets/17048525/

Jeffersonville, Ind.: S. Indiana Halloween site rezoned to attract state tax credits for affordable senior housing

http://www.dailyjournal.net/view/story/00f2bc312c134784b3a08c642a6991bf/IN--Halloween-Site-Proposal/

Washington, D.C.: Freshmen from Gettysburg learn about D.C. homeless people by working with them

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/freshmen-from-gettysburg-learn-about-dc-homeless-people-by-working-with-them/2014/10/11/0ecb64a6-5170-11e4-aa5e-7153e466a02d_story.html?tid=hpModule_99d5f542-86a2-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

Racine, Wis.: Racine County Housing Authority overwhelmed by crowd seeking assistance applications

http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Racine-County-Housing-Authority-overwhelmed-by-those-seeking-Section-8-279065131.html

Peoria, Ill.: PHA schedules series of meetings for Section 8 landlords
http://www.pjstar.com/article/20141013/NEWS/141019690

Oakland, Calif.: 2 Investigates: Landlords use questionable tactics to evict low-income tenants

http://www.ktvu.com/news/news/local/2-investigates-landlords-use-questionable-tactics-/nhhpD/

Chattanooga, Tenn.: Hamilton County Schools superintendent willing to swap land with Chattanooga

http://timesfreepress.com/news/2014/oct/14/schools-superintendent-willing-to-swap-land-with/

Newark, N.J.: Bringing Mental Health Services to Public Housing Residents

http://news.rutgers.edu/news/bringing-mental-health-services-public-housing-residents/20141019#.VEaNC_ldVUg

Washington, D.C.: Talks sour over community benefits for United stadium

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/digger/wp/2014/10/21/talks-sour-over-community-benefits-for-united-stadium/

Oct. 9, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

HUD ANNOUNCES $5 MILLION WELLS FARGO SETTLEMENT AFTER COMPLAINTS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN ON MATERNITY LEAVE OR PREGNANT

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-124

National News

Homeless Bill of Rights aims to protect life-sustaining activities

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/6/holdholdholdhomelessbillofrightsaimstoendcriminalization.html

Non-National News

Bristol, Va.: Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program

http://www.brha.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Profile-of-SUCCESS-1.pdf

San Diego, Calif.: Feds Helping San Diego Fix Sidewalks, with $1.1M Grant OK’d

http://timesofsandiego.com/politics/2014/10/08/1-1m-approved-sidewalk-pedestrian-safety-projects/

Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.: Providing housing for families in need

http://www.waltonsun.com/news/providing-housing-for-families-in-need-1.384020?page=0

AZ: Homelessness on the rise in Arizona

http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2014/10/homelessness-on-the-rise-in-arizona

Los Angeles, Calif.: Innovative apartment complex for homeless people opens on skid row

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-innovative-homeless-housing-20141008-story.html

 Baltimore, Md.: Lack of affordable housing in downtown Columbia spurs changes
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/howard/columbia/ph-ho-cf-downtown-housing-1009-20141009,0,6719889.story

Washington, D.C.: How high-cost housing conquered D.C. in a single decade

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/10/07/how-high-cost-housing-has-overtaken-dc-in-a-single-decade/

Green Bay, Wis.: Green Bay public housing goes smoke-free

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/2014/10/08/green-bay-public-housing-goes-smoke-free/16922607/

St. Petersburg, Fla.: Long-time St. Petersburg officer gains residents' trust

http://www.myfoxtampabay.com/story/26728312/long-time-st-petersburg-officer-gains-residents-trust

Worcester, Mass.: WHA is trying to help families

http://www.telegram.com/article/20141009/NEWS/310099970/1020                                          

Oct. 8, 2014

World News

Tasmania: Affordable housing overlooked in Tas planning reforms, welfare advocates say

https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/25213698/affordable-housing-overlooked-in-tas-planning-reforms-welfare-advocates-say/

Non-National News

Utah: Affordable housing helps prevent, cures homelessness in Utah, new report says

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612638/Affordable-housing-helps-prevent-cures-homelessness-in-Utah-new-report-says.html

Providence, R.I.: HUD orders Rhode Island Housing to repay $1.1 million in grants to Safe Haven homeless facility

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/government/20141007-hud-orders-rhode-island-housing-to-repay-1.1-million-in-grants-to-safe-haven-homeless-facility.ece

Southold Town, N.Y.: Developer pitches 75-unit affordable housing complex for Mattituck

http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/2014/10/52757/developer-pitches-75-unit-affordable-housing-complex-for-mattituck/

San Francisco, Calif.: What we mean when we talk about "affordable housing"

http://kalw.org/post/what-we-mean-when-we-talk-about-affordable-housing

N.Y.: HUD awards $600K to the Seneca Nation

http://www.observertoday.com/page/content.detail/id/603889/HUD-awards--600K-to-the-Seneca-Nation.html?nav=5007

Wash.: Oso area will receive more recovery funding from grants

http://www.northcountyoutlook.com/story/2014/10/08/news/oso-area-will-receive-more-recovery-funding-from-grants/7057.html

Baltimore, Md.: Southeast CDC primes next generation of community leaders

https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2014/10/07/southeast-cdc-primes-next-generation-of-community-leaders/

Sacramento, Calif.: City could approve some funding tonight for Twin Rivers redevelopment

http://www.bizjournals.com/sacramento/news/2014/10/07/city-could-approve-some-funding-tonight-for-twin.html

Washington, D.C.: The past, present and future of Congress Heights

http://elevationdcmedia.com/features/congressheights_100714.aspx

Commerce City, Colo.: Land to be developed near Westminster Station

http://northglenn-thorntonsentinel.com/stories/Land-to-be-developed-near-Westminster-Station,169610

Oct. 7, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

Using data to track and assess federal housing programs, Sandy disaster aid

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal_government/using-data-to-track-and-assess-federal-housing-programs-sandy-disaster-aid/2014/10/07/8ceedc34-4e2b-11e4-8c24-487e92bc997b_story.html

National News

Two For One: Subsidies Help Food Stamp Recipients Buy Fresh Food

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/10/04/353522055/two-for-one-subsidies-help-food-stamp-recipients-buy-fresh-food?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social

Non-National News

Denver, Colo.: Denver neighborhood cited as "great" by national association

http://www.denverpost.com/portal/news/ci_26646455/denver-neighborhood-cited-great-by-national-association?_loopback=1

Alexandria, Va.: Helping Low Income and Public Housing Residents

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2014/oct/02/helping-low-income-and-public-housing-residents/

Bridgeport, Conn.: Housing Authority plan promotes partnerships

http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/Housing-Authority-plan-promotes-partnerships-5799791.php

Atlanta, Ga.: Housing authority forms advisory group for preserving historic 20 Hilliard St.

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_call/2014/10/housing-authority-forms-advisory-group-for.html

New York, N.Y.: HBO's graffiti artist turns back clock in Yonkers

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/2014/10/06/hbo-david-simon-yonkers/16820803/

Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University awarded HUD funding to evaluate smoke-free housing policy

http://cambridge.wickedlocal.com/article/20141006/NEWS/141007562

Seattle, Wash.: Seattle City Council approves restrictions on micro-apartments

http://seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2024716220_microapartmentsxml.html

Asheville, N.C.: Asheville informs residents about innovation districts

http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2014/10/06/asheville-informs-residents-innovation-districts/16837029/

Wichita, Kan.: Exchange Place project finally proceeds; ‘This is great news,’ city manager says

http://www.kansas.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/carrie-rengers/article2541735.html

Denver unveils 5-year affordable-housing plan

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/blog/real_deals/2014/10/denver-unveils-5-year-affordablehousing-plan.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+denver_blog_realdeals+(Denver+Real+Deals)

Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Natives get federal help for affordable housing

http://www.ktva.com/alaska-gets-federal-help-for-affordable-housing-345/

Springfield, Mo.: Thrift Store Recruits Business Community to Combat Homelessness

http://www.ozarksfirst.com/story/d/story/homeless-youth-thrift-store-jobs-economy/14300/p24gfxwe3UaX8TTSIKfg6A

Oct. 6, 2014

HUD/Administration News

HUD AWARDS NEARLY $60 MILLION TO PROMOTE AFFORDABLE HOUSING ANDECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NATIVE AMERICAN COMMUNITIES

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-120

HUD OIG: 86% of reviewed HECM borrowers out of compliance

http://www.housingwire.com/articles/31603-hecm-borrowers-fail-to-comply-with-residency-requirements

USCA 2014: Federal HIV Programs in Spotlight

http://blog.aids.gov/2014/10/usca-2014-federal-hiv-programs-in-spotlight.html

World News

China: Protesters build makeshift 'Palace' to rebuff stiff prices

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/taiwan/national/national-news/2014/10/06/418789/Protesters-build.htm

 

Non-National News

Morrisville, Vt.: New Life For A Morrisville Landmark

http://digital.vpr.net/post/new-life-morrisville-landmark

Chicago, Ill.: Goal to end homelessness among vets laudable, but is it realistic?

http://www.suntimes.com/news/brown/30256842-452/goal-to-end-homelessness-among-vets-laudable-but-is-it-realistic.html#.VDLxWfldVUh

Providence, R.I.: Superior Court judge upholds Barrington Planning Board’s approval of affordable housing plan

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20141003-superior-court-judge-upholds-barrington-planning-boards-approval-of-affordable-housing-plan.ece

Bloomington, Ill.: House work: 26 B-N homes to be rehabbed

http://www.pantagraph.com/business/local/house-work-b-n-homes-to-be-rehabbed/article_a2ac9388-eb01-5bb6-9848-e81888f446d5.html

Fort Wayne, Ind.: Public housing upgrade proposed

http://www.journalgazette.net/article/20141004/LOCAL/310049943

Lakeland, Fla.: Lakeland Housing Authority Pares Staff, Services

http://www.theledger.com/article/20141005/NEWS/141009587/1410?Title=Lakeland-Housing-Authority-Pares-Staff-Services

Tukwila, Wash.: Housing authority doing $1.4 million in renovations to Riverton Terrace

http://www.tukwilareporter.com/news/278072931.html

Las Vegas, Nev.: Furlough days extension draws SEIU complaint

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/las-vegas/furlough-days-extension-draws-seiu-complaint

Laredo, Texas: Laredo Lacks Housing

http://laredosun.us/?p=10206

Pittsburgh, Pa.: Councilman Wants Arena Site Development to Include Affordable Housing

http://wesa.fm/post/councilman-wants-arena-site-development-include-affordable-housing

Southampton, N.Y.: Southampton Town Seeking Landlords For Rental Housing Program

http://www.27east.com/news/article.cfm/General-Interest-Southampton/82482/Southampton-Town-Seeking-Landlords-For-Rental-Housing-Program

Elizabeth, N.J.: Elizabeth housing authority honors rookie state trooper who graduated with award

http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2014/10/elizabeth_housing_authority_honors_state_trooper.html

Oct. 3, 2014

HUD/Administration News

Ex-HUD employee pleads guilty to fraud scheme

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/ex-hud-employee-pleads-guilty-to-fraud-scheme/2014/10/02/f6cfb86c-4a57-11e4-a4bf-794ab74e90f0_story.html

Video of the Week

Housing First - a way towards ending homelessness | Juha Kaakinen | TEDxBratislava

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6DPjCmc3BM&feature=youtu.be

World News

The UN wants sustainable urban development, but what does that look like? (Op. Ed.)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josephine-dallant/the-un-wants-sustainable_b_5926652.html

National News

Supreme Court Once Again Takes Challenge To Disparate-Impact Claims

http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielfisher/2014/10/02/supreme-court-once-again-takes-challenge-to-disparate-impact-claims/

Homeless America: 'Everyone should be able to pee for free with dignity'

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/8/29/homeless-un-toilets.html

Non-National News

Calif.: Calif. city ordinance unfairly targets homeless, advocates say

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/10/1/monterey-homelesscitation.html

Baltimore, Md.: City to open Section 8 wait list for first time since 2003
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-waitlist-20141002,0,4277102.story?page=1&track=rss

Grand Forks, N.D.: Grand Forks housing program aims for self-sufficiency

http://www.grandforksherald.com/content/grand-forks-housing-program-aims-self-sufficiency

Los Angeles, Calif.: Residents of L.A. housing projects may get $3.3-million settlement

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-fed-judge-settles-trash-case-20141002-story.html

Columbia, Mo.: Family Self-Sufficiency program receives grant

http://kbia.org/post/family-self-sufficiency-program-receives-grant

Dade City, Fla.: Wesoff chosen to lead housing authority

http://tbo.com/wesoff-chosen-to-lead-housing-authority-20141003/

Milwaukee, Wis.: HUD grant to help Milwaukee remove lead paint from homes

http://whbl.com/news/articles/2014/oct/02/hud-grant-to-help-milwaukee-remove-lead-paint-from-homes/

Silverthorne, Colo.: Silverthorne affordable housing complex opens

http://www.9news.com/story/news/local/2014/10/02/silverthorne-affordable-housing-complex-opens/16614391/

Baltimore, Md.: Low-income drivers face higher auto insurance, even when they have clean driving records

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2014/09/30/high-auto-insurance-is-hurting-low-income-families-says-report/

Oct. 2, 2014

Video of the Week

Meet the 2014 Rising Star Scholars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98wLI2Pb494

National News

One Affordable-Housing Solution for Cities: True Home Rule

http://www.citylab.com/housing/2014/09/why-dont-cities-try-to-secede-from-states/380933/

Everyone Should Be An Advocate For More Affordable Housing

http://www.leadingage.org/Everyone_Should_Be_An_Advocate_For_More_Affordable_Housing.aspx

Almost $500 Million Could be Saved Annually by Making Subsidized Housing Smoke-free

http://www.healthnewsdigest.com/news/smoking%20issues0/Almost-500-Million-Could-be-Saved-Annually-by-Making-Subsidized-Housing-Smoke-free.shtml

In effort to end veteran homelessness by 2015, this $270 million doesn’t hurt

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/wp/2014/10/02/in-effort-to-end-veteran-homelessness-by-2015-270-million-doesnt-hurt/

Non-National News

Long Island, N.Y.: Hundreds turn out in quest for Hunters Point affordable housing, as residents learn about rental prices and income limits

http://licpost.com/2014/09/30/hundreds-turn-out-in-quest-for-hunters-point-affordable-housing-as-residents-learn-about-rental-prices-and-income-limits/

Minneapolis, Minn.: New Affordable Housing Complex Breaks Ground in North Mpls.

http://kstp.com/article/stories/S3575331.shtml?cat=12196

Wichita Falls, Texas: New HUD law will 'substantially' raise rents

http://www.timesrecordnews.com/news/local-news/new-hud-law-will-substantially-raise-rents_00670743

New York, N.Y.: De Blasio’s Green Housing (Letter to the Editor)

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/01/opinion/de-blasios-green-housing.html?_r=0

Bristol, Va.: Bonham Circle Apartments to be replaced with new, affordable housing complex

http://www.wjhl.com/story/26680757/bonham-circle-apartments-to-be-replaced-with-new-affordable-housing-complex

St. Louis, Mo.: Highly publicized homeless veterans housing program hits snags

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/highly-publicized-homeless-veterans-housing-program-hits-snags/article_bf681f8e-4aca-568b-be7d-3baa86c550c7.html

Tenants bring new life to former Warren school

http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/tenants-bring-new-life-to-former-warren-school/article_40fe0b56-71f0-5e05-8851-b6585ac58229.html

Durham, N.C.: Plan for McDougald redevelopment almost ready

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/localnews/x532295393/Plan-for-McDougald-redevelopment-almost-ready

Lafayette, La.: New process ends long lines for section 8 housing

http://www.klfy.com/story/26682293/new-process-ends-long-lines-for-section-8-housing

Oct. 1, 2014

 HUD/Administration News

Partnering with Landlords to End Homelessness (blog)

http://usich.gov/blog/partnering-with-landlords-to-end-homelessness#.VCwVbJhyMao.twitter

HUD AND VA TEAM UP TO HELP MORE THAN 9,000 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND PERMANENT HOMES

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2014/HUDNo_14-119

Affordable Green Neighborhood Grant Recipients Announced

http://www.usgbc.org/articles/affordable-green-neighborhood-grant-recipients-announced

World News

Algeria: Housing Deficit to Be Eradicated By 2018, Says Sellal

http://allafrica.com/stories/201410011277.html

Non-National News

Denver, Colo.: Denver neighborhood named to list of 30 great places

http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/morning_call/2014/10/american-planning-association-names-a-denver.html?ana=e_den_rdup&s=newsletter&ed=2014-10-01&u=kC6E3ProFoSdl8BNp6173Ffn3zR&t=1412177081&page=all

Austin, Texas: City Council considers ordinance protecting renters paying with federal housing vouchers

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/26669846/city-council-considers-ordinance-protecting-renters-paying-with-federal-housing-vouchers

San Francisco, Calif.: S.F. rolls out free WiFi in public spaces throughout city

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/S-F-rolls-out-free-WiFi-in-public-spaces-5792159.php

Detroit, Mich.: Muskegon County, Detroit receive $4.7 million in HUD grants to protect families from lead and other safety hazards

http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2014/09/muskegon_county_detroit_receiv.html

Skokie, Ill.: Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center Awarded a $90,000 CDBG Grant

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/evanston-skokie-morton-grove/community/chi-ugc-article-turning-point-behavioral-health-care-center-a-2-2014-10-01-story.html